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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 03-31-2008, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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play in steering wheel

i have a 07 gmc 2500 hd duramax classic, question to me there seems to be a lot of play in the wheel as well as the truck tries to wander down the road. is there a way to take some of the play out of the gear box? i have checked all the steering links and not have found anything loose. and it seems to be where the play is.
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yes there is a way to take some slack out on the top of the gearbox there should be a threaded stud with a notch in it for a screwdriver with a jamb nut on it, un loosen the jamb nut and turn the stud clock wise then lock it down with the jamb nut, but if you titen the steering gearbox too much , you will cause the steering wheel not to return on it own after you go around a turn
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but also check the drag link for excessive play , that will also cause it to wonder, its connected to the end of the pitmann arm
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